Dark Souls 3 - The Complete Guide to Firelink Shrine (2023)

Firelink Shrine got a major upgrade since the original Dark Souls days. It’s more comparable to the Nexus from Demon’s Souls now than anything else. As such, there are a plethora of NPCs and shop vendors that come and go throughout the game. If you’ve got Souls to spend, you’re shopping at Firelink Shrine.

This guide covers every character found aroundDark Souls 3‘s Firelink Shrine. I’ll walk you through where to find them and how to unlock the full potential of their shops and services. However, characters that don’t offer the player any services are covered in the Complete Guide to NPC Questlines.

If you haven’t finished Dark Souls 3, be wary —there may be spoilers ahead. I left out as much as I could so you might experience the stories for yourself, but there are character, item, boss and location names scattered all about. Consider yourself warned.

Dark Souls III: Firelink Shrine

If you take the time to explore Firelink Shrine, you’ll find plenty of goodies. There are 2 Homeward Bones and 2 Embers hidden about the surrounding graveyard.

If you hang a right when exiting the shrine, you can find a shield hiding in a tree. Further along the left path is a katana-wielding maniac who will attack you on sight. If you kill him, you can loot his equipment set. If he falls off the edge, just quit the game and log back in and his loot will show up.

If you purchase the Tower Key for 20,000 Souls from the Shrine Handmaid, Firelink Shrine will open up even further. Exploring past the tower will yield an armor set, two rings, an Estus Shard, and a key-item to give to the Fire Keeper. The Tower Key also unlocks access to Dark Souls 3‘s obligatory item-trading crow nest.

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Shrine Handmaid

The Shrine Handmaid is Dark Souls 3‘s general merchant. Her shop inventory has humble beginnings, but giving her umbral ash found throughout the game will supply her shop with many new wares.

Umbral Ash Locations
  • Mortician’s Ashes – From the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire in the Undead Settlement, head straight towards the area where giant arrows rain down from the sky. Head up into the graveyard section and pick up these ashes off one of the two corpses there.
  • Paladin’s Ashes – From the Cathedral of the Deep bonfire, hang left. Head down the mini ravine and kill the rogue guarding a corpse at the end. On the corpse you’ll find the Paladin’s Ashes.
  • Dreamchaser’s Ashes – From the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire in Farron Keep, go outside and take the stairs up. At the top of the stairs is a suspicious wall. Hit it to reveal a hidden passage leading to the umbral ash.
  • Grave Warden Ashes – From the Catacombs of Carthus bonfire, go straight and take a left down the stairs, avoiding the rolling ball of skeletons. Kill the rats and head up another set of stairs in the area, smashing skeletons along the way. At the top you’ll find the ashes.
  • Excrement-covered Ashes – From the Distant Manor bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, head up the stairs and hug the right wall until you come to a sewer. Step inside and dance carefully around the spider ladies towards the staircase. In a doorway across from the stairs is a corpse with the ashes.
  • Xanthous Ashes – Head to the room with a dozen jailors wielding branding irons pacing around a statue in Irithyll Dungeon. Entering the room from the elevator shortcut, veer left and hug the wall. Open the cell at the end with two corpses and pick up the Xanthous Ashes.
  • Prisoner Chief Ashes – After grabbing the Jailor’s Key Ring past the toxic church hidden in the Profaned Capital, head back to the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire. Go straight down the hall and fall off the ledge onto the bottom floor below. Head right down the corridor until you come across a cell with two doors and a corpse sprawled out in a fancy chair. Unlock the door to claim the ashes.
  • Easterner’s Ashes – From the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, head out the door and up the stairs to the left. Dash across the giant courtyard and up the stairs, into the building straight ahead. Head up another set of stairs and hang a right. Drop down onto the lower edge and run up the arch. Be wary of the archers, here. Head up the next arch and take a right, going down the set of stairs. At the bottom you’ll find the ashes.
  • Hollow Ashes – From the Champion Gundyr bonfire in the Untended Graves, head straight inside the shrine. Head right down the stairs, and take another right on the landing. At the bottom of the staircase, veer left into a u-turn and head down the hall. The ashes are found on a corpse at the end.

Additionally, if important NPC vendors die for any reason, you can pick up their umbral ash and give it to the Shrine Handmaid. Doing this grants access to the wares they had available upon death.

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Blacksmith Andre

Andre is Dark Souls 3‘s go-to blacksmith. That is to say, there isn’t another (living) smith in the entire game. He will reinforce your weapons, bows, catalysts, chimes, talismans, and shields in exchange for titanite. You can get a better explanation if you talk with him yourself — along with the Hurrah! gesture.

Andre can also infuse most weapons with gems. Reinforced, Raw, and Fire are open from the start, but to unlock the 12 other infusions, you must seek out 4 coals.

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Blacksmith Coal Locations
  • Farron Coal – From the Halfway Fortress bonfire in the Road of Sacrifices, head straight out and down the path. Hug the right cliff until you come to a stone wall. Enter the door and hang left. On a corpse just past the knight lies the Farron Coal.
  • Sage’s Coal – From the Farron Keep bonfire, head out into the swamp and hug the left wall. After a fashion, you’ll come across a tower guarded by a lone warrior cloaked in darkness. Deal with him and enter the tower to find the Sage’s Coal.
  • Profaned Coal – In Ilithryll Dungeon, head down to the room with a dozen jailers all circling a stature. Coming from the elevator shortcut, duck into the first cell on the left where you’ll find the Profaned Coal sitting on a corpse.
  • Giants Coal – From the Anor Londo bonfire, go up the staircase and head through the gate on the left. Take a right into the room and loot the Giant’s Coal off a corpse.

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Fire Keeper

The Fire Keeper in Dark Souls 3 will level you up in exchange for Souls, but that’s not all she does. If you give her the Fire Keeper Soul found on the top of the bell tower in Firelink Shrine, she will be able to cure the Dark Sigil (see Yoel & Yuria of Londor).

There’s another key-item you can give her that unlocks one ofDark Souls 3‘s many endings. To find it, head inside the shrine from the Champion Gundyr bonfire in the Untended Graves and take two lefts down the large staircase. At the bottom, veer right into a u-turn and strike the suspicious-looking wall. The item is found on the corpse at the end.

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Ludleth of Courland

Ludleth the Exiled is the only Lord of Cinder to willingly sit upon his throne in Dark Souls 3. After recovering a Transposing Kiln from the Curse-Rotted Greatwood, Ludleth will transform unique and twisted souls into spells, weapons, and rings.

Each unique soul has at least two rewards, requiring multiple playthroughs to get everything.

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Greirat of the Undead Settlement

Greirat is first encountered in a cell at the High Wall of Lothric. Find the Cell Key hidden in the same room as the Estus Shard and then warp to the Tower on the Wall bonfire. Make your way down to the basement of the tower and head down the corridor. Unlock the cell at the end and Greirat will warp to Firelink Shrine with your permission.

How to upgrade Greirat’s shop

Greirat acts as another general merchant, contrasting the Shrine Handmaid’s inventory by supplying goods unique only to him. Being a thief, Greirat will upgrade his shop after you allow him to plunder out in the world.

  • 1st Upgrade – Find Loretta in the Undead Settlement between the 2nd and 3rd bonfires of the area. Give Greirat her trinket. After a fashion, Greirat will ask to leave the shrine and pillage. Let him and he will return after you beat the next boss.
  • 2nd Upgrade – Once you reach Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, Greirat will get restless and request a good pillage again. Be wary of this and don’t talk to Greirat until you advance the Seigward and Patches questline to Boreal Valley. Once you send him out, he’ll return after you kill Pontiff Sulyvahn or the Old Demon King — unless you sent him out at the wrong time, in which case he’ll wind up dead.

Do not send Greirat out for a 3rd time. He will not return from his pillage on the roof of the Grand Archives. Luckily, this doesn’t cut us off from his inventory. Explore the area of his death until you find his body and bring the umbral ash back to the Shrine Handmaiden.

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Yoel & Yuria of Londor

Yoel is encountered in the Undead Settlement at the base of the 1st bonfire, Foot of the High Wall. After accepting the pilgrim into your service, he will warp to Firelink Shrine. Speak with him there to get the Beckon gesture.


How to level using the Dark Sigil

Yoel offers a “free” leveling service through the creation and use of the Dark Sigil. After leveling up with him once, you receive the Dark Sigil, an item that eventually turns you hollow.

With the Dark Sigil, hollowing can be tracked on the status screen. After reaching certain hollowing milestones, you can speak to Yoel to level up again.

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Once you either level up 5 times at Yoel or enter the Catacombs of Carthus, he will die.

If you leveled up with him 5 times, Yuria will be encountered near his body. She absorbs Yoel’s shop inventory and essentially take his place. She will even give you the Dignified Bow gesture.

If you cure the Dark Sigil at any point, Yuria will disappear. If you don’t follow the Dark Sigil questline with Anri of Astora, she will also disappear. Keep her around for the duration of the game and you will unlock an alternate ending.

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Cornyx of the Great Swamp

Cornyx is encountered dangling in a cage near the Cliff Underside bonfire at the Undead Settlement. He will warp to Firelink Shrine and become your Pyromancy master, should you accept.

Speak with him at Firelink to receive the Welcome gesture and a Pyromancy Flame. Corynx is the only character who can upgrade your Pyromancy Flame.

Pyromancy Tome Locations

Bringing Cornyx Pyromancy Tomes unlocks new Pyromancies for his shop.

  • Great Swamp Pyromancy Tome – From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire, head across the water towards the building with two knights. Head right, hugging the outer wall until you get to a patch of deep water where this Pyromancy Tome is found.
  • Carthus Pyromancy Tome – From the Abyss Watcher’s bonfire, head down into the Catacombs of Carthus and cross the bridge. Turn left and go up the stairs, then follow the left corridor and go down the ladder. Upon entering the larger room, turn right and strike the wall. Behind the illusion is the Carthus Pyromancy Tome.
  • Izalith Pyromancy Tome – From the Old King’s Antechamber bonfire in Smouldering Lake, walk through the hallway to the left. You’ll come across the tome in a room at the end.
  • Quelana Pyromancy Tome – From the Demon Ruins bonfire in Smouldering Lake, venture into the big room with a mob of enemies inside. Fight your way to the lowest level and take the hallway on the right. Take the first right and continue straight forward to reach an illusory wall. Roll through it to find the tome on the corpse of a spider.
  • Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome – Found on a corpse during the High Lord Wolnir boss fight.

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Irina of Carim

Irina is encountered in a cell by the tower in the Undead Settlement. After buying the Grave Key, head down to the sewer connecting the Cliff Underside and Dilapidated Bridge bonfires and unlock the door found there. Follow the path out into the ravine and head straight, turning into a room on your left. Ignore the rats and climb up the ladder. Here you’ll find Irina who will warp to Firelink Shrine upon accepting her into your service. Speaking with her there will net you the Prayer gesture.

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Braille Divine Tome Locations

Since Irina is blind, you must find Divine Tomes written in braille to expand her Miracle selection. Luckily, every Divine Tome available inDark Souls 3 is written in braille.

  • Braille Divine Tome of Carim – From the Halfway Keep bonfire at Road of Sacrifices, backtrack up the stairs and cross the bridge. Carefully fall off the left edge onto the ground below and continue into a small cave where 2 dogs lie in ambush, protecting the Braille Divine Tome of Carim.
  • Londor Braille Divine Tome – Purchasable for 50 Souls from Yuria of Londor.
  • Deep Braille Divine Tome – Beyond the large room where you’re attacked by a giant for the first time in Cathedral of the Deep, you’ll run across a mimic (killer treasure chest). Obliterate the mimic and it will drop the Deep Braille Divine Tome.
  • Braille Divine Tome of Lothric – From the Dragonslayer Armor bonfire, turn around and follow the railing on the right until you come across a gap. Walk past the hole in the fence and fall into a room with a corpse holding the Braille Divine Tome of Lothric.

Be wary of bringing the Deep Braille Divine Tome and the Londor Braille Divine Tome to Irina. If you buy any of the Dark Miracles from her, she will disappear from Firelink Shrine.

Should this happen in your game, head to the Iudex Gundyr boss room. Eygon of Carim will be there, hostile, with Irina nearby. Defeat him and she will return to Firelink Shrine to continue selling Miracles. If you buy all of the Dark Miracles from her, she will stop selling altogether.

Buy everything Irina sells after bringing her the Braille Divine Tome of Carim and Braille Divine Tome of Lothric and it will progress her storyline to its “good” ending.

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Orbeck of Vinheim

Orbeck is encountered in the Road of Sacrifices by the Crystal Sage boss arena. From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire, head inside the building through the crack in the wall and go up the stairs. Cross the bridge and hang a left. Hug the right wall to keep from falling and make a right. At the top of another set of stairs is a doorway on the right.

Continue through the entryway to encounter Orbeck’s study on the left. If you have at least 10 Intelligence, he’ll offer to teach you Sorceries. Accept and he’ll warp to Firelink Shrine.

Sorcery Scroll Locations

Orbeck requires Sorcery Scrolls to expand his arsenal with powerful Sorceries.

  • Sage’s Scroll – From the Keep Ruin’s bonfire in Farron Keep, go down the ramp and hang a left. Follow the wall around to an area with dead mushrooms. The scroll is found next to one of them.
  • Golden Scroll – From the Keep Ruin’s bonfire, go down the ramp and turn right at the gate. Hug the cliff-side until you come across an area with basilisks (curse frogs). They are guarding a cave with the Golden Scroll trapped inside.
  • Logan’s Scroll – From the Profaned Capital bonfire, slide down the ladder and drop down from the hole in the wall. Turn left and head up the ramp into the building. Make your way through to the church surrounded by a toxic swamp and climb up the ladder. On the roof of the church is a sorcerer who drops Logan’s Scroll.
  • Crystal Scroll – Reward for killing the Crystal Sage in the Grand Archives

You must give Orbeck at least one scroll before killing the Abyss Watchers. If you do not, he will leave. Giving him one scroll and buying three of his spells will prompt him to give you the Young Dragon Ring. Buying Aural Decoy, Farron Flashsword, and Pestilent Mercury will net you the Slumbering Dragon Ring along with the Silent Ally gesture.

Once you bring Orbeck all 4 Sorcery Scrolls and buy all of his spells, he’ll tell you he’s departing. Once he does, you can summon him for the Twin Princes fight.

After the Twin Princes fight, you can find his body on the roof of the Grand Archives. If you recover his umbral ash, you can still access his inventory through the Shrine Handmaid. Though you might instead want to bring Orbeck’s Ashes back to Yuria for a unique weapon.

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Karla is encountered in a locked cell in Irithyll Dungeon. Grab the Jailer’s Key Ring by climbing up the ladder on the toxic church in the Profaned Capital and heading up the stairs. The key ring can be found at the end of the hall. Afterwards, warp to the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire and head down the elevator shortcut to the room with dozens of jailers.

Head to the far end of the room and turn right up the steps. Turn right down the hallway and kill the jailer blocking your path. You’ll come across Karla’s cell. She will warp to Firelink Shrine upon bringing her into your service.

How to learn dark spells

Karla is a master of dark magic, and will take any tomes involving the dark arts. Bring her the Quelana Pyromancy Tome and the Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome, which Cornyx will refuse.

You may even convince her to teach you the contents of the Londor Braille Divine Tome and the Deep Braille Divine Tome if you don’t have the heart to corrupt Irina with their dark contents.

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There you have it, everything you need to know to get the most out of Firelink Shrine. Check out theComplete Guide to NPC Questlines for the details on elusive characters like Hawkwood, Leonhard, and Sirris.

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How do you get past the Firelink Shrine in Dark Souls 3? ›

Take the first right after you enter Firelink Shrine, head up the staircase and walk outside. This leads to the Firelink Shrine Tower, but the door in is locked and inaccessible until you purchase the Tower Key from the Shrine Handmaid for 20,000 souls. Unlock the door, ascend the staircase and walk onto the bridge.

What happens if you wish for a world without flame? ›

it lets you get the second ending, summon the firekeeper at the end and she will extinguish the fire. "World of betrayal"?? Edit: She said kill me if want to change my mind.

Do I forgive patches? ›

He will trick you into entering the bridge which he will then lower down to the giants. If you meet him again on the other side of that bridge in front of Rosaria's chamber, he will apologize for tricking you, and if you refuse to forgive him you'll earn the prostration gesture and a rusted coin.

What am I supposed to do in Dark Firelink Shrine? ›

Loot the Dark Firelink Shrine

To the left of the Shrine's entrace, head up the series of stairs and another Black Knight will attack from the right. Kill it and head to the top of the stairs to find the Chaos Blade where the Sword Master spawned in the normal Firelink Shrine.

Can you get the firekeeper back in Firelink? ›

If you've been following this guide you should now have also slain Lautrec in Anor Londo, and gained Anastacia's Firekeeper Soul in the process. You can now revive her simply by interacting with her corpse and using the soul. Doing so will reactivate Firelink's bonfire and give Anastacia the ability to speak.

Who is the sad guy in Firelink Shrine ds3? ›

Hawkwood is one of the first character's you'll meet in Dark Souls 3 upon reaching the Firelink Shrine. Hawkwood is in fact a deserter of Farron's Undead Legion, as evidenced by the armor he wears and some of the items he gives to you at certain points in the game.

Should I give the Fire Keeper her eyes? ›

For players looking for the true ending of Dark Souls 3, returning the Eyes back to the Fire Keeper is a must. After giving her the Eyes, continue the game as usual and defeat the final boss, Soul of Cinder. You will have the option to summon the Fire Keeper and choose the ending you want.

How many endings does ds3 have? ›

With four different endings — against two endings each on both Dark Souls and Dark Souls II — Dark Souls III gives players enough tools to scrutinize its convoluted lore and find at least partial truths amidst a crumbling world.

Can you get all endings in one playthrough ds3? ›

Again, this is very easy to accomplish. Restore your backed up save from step 3 of "The End of Fire" ending except now light the bonfire instead of summoning the Fire Keeper. I told you it was easy! There you have it, now you can play through this awesome game just once and see every possible ending.

Are Patches worth keeping alive? ›

When Patches is left with about a third of his health (40%), he'll surrender and beg for mercy. With his sketchy past, players may feel inclined to kill him right on the spot. Unfortunately, it's better to keep him alive.

Is Patches questline worth it? ›

The Patches side quest is tricky, and involves sparing a character that many more emotional players may feel like slaying on principle, but the rewards are well worth it. Completing this side quest will reward you with one of the best armor sets in the game.

What happens if I open Patches chest? ›

If you open the chest, it springs a trap which teleports you away to Mistwood, a short distance to the east in Limgrave.

Who is sleeping in Firelink Shrine? ›

Kingseeker Frampt, the Primordial Serpent, is in a deep slumber beneath Firelink Shrine when the Chosen Undead begins their quest. He wakes after the second bell of awakening has been rung and can be found inside the watery area of the church ruins – his snoring can be heard in the area after the first bell-chime.

What is the best ending ds3? ›

3 Ending The Flame

This is considered to be the True Ending of the game, where you give the Fire Keeper a set of eyes and summon her to handle the flame. You still have to face the Soul of Cinder, but your companion handles what comes next.

What does killing the Fire Keeper do? ›

When she is in possession of the Eyes of a Fire Keeper, the music that plays in Firelink Shrine will change. Killing the Fire Keeper while she is in possession of the Eyes of a Fire Keeper will cause the item to drop and be reclaimable by the player character.

Why can't the Fire Keeper speak? ›

Anastacia is the Fire Keeper of Firelink Shrine and is bound to the bonfire to keep it lit. Initially, she is unable to speak due to her lack of a tongue.

What happens if you give the Fire Keeper eyes? ›

The effects of giving the eyes to the Fire Keeper changes the Firelink Shrine music, changes the Fire Keeper`s dialogue, as well as providing option of the Betrayal Ending.

Who destroyed Astora? ›

According to legend, this ring contains the spirit of the evil eye, a dark beast which assaulted Astora.

Who is the mute girl in Firelink Shrine? ›

Anastacia of Astora, also known as the Ash Maiden, is the fire keeper of Firelink Shrine. She will upgrade your Estus Flask if you bring her a Fire Keeper Soul. She is unable to talk until you bring her back to life, after she is killed by Lautrec.

Is hollowing good or bad ds3? ›

There are no negative consequences to being hollow, but you can both wipe your current hollow tally and prevent yourself ever becoming hollow if you want to. To reset your hollow tally to zero, purchase a Purging Stone from Yuria - or, if she is dead, from the Shrine Handmaid after turning in Yuria's Ashes.

What happens if the Fire Keeper heals the Dark Sigil? ›

The Dark Sigil may be healed by giving a Fire Keeper Soul to the Fire Keeper, which will allow her to heal your Dark Sigil. When the Dark Sigil is healed, all Dark Sigils are removed from your inventory, and your Character will no longer gain more Hollowing on death.

What happens if I give the Fire Keeper her soul? ›

Use. Give to Fire Keeper to sooth the dark sigil. With this, you can pay a number of souls to completely remove a Dark Sigil, and stop the progression of Hollowing.

Which ds3 ending is canon? ›

Much like Dark Souls 1, there is no true "canon ending" in Dark Souls 3.

How long is ds3 100%? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Dark Souls III is about 32 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 97½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Is Dark Souls 3 the longest? ›

Dark Souls 3 features the shortest average playtime out of all the games in the series. However, some players spend much more time in this entry thanks to its active multiplayer community.

How many +1 rings are in ds3? ›

To obtain the Trophy/Achievement for collecting every ring, you must collect all of the different +X variations available, making a total of 107 rings.

What is the highest NG+ in Dark Souls 3? ›

In Dark Souls 3, enemies stop getting stronger once the players have finished seven playthroughs. This means NG+7 is technically a difficulty cap for the enemies, and they will stop being a more significant challenge for players.

Can you 100 Dark Souls in one playthrough? ›

To achieve 100% in Dark Souls we will have to complete two full playthroughs & a half playthrough of the game all on the same character (NG++). Certain Rare Weapons can only be made using multiple copies of the same Boss Soul, which we only get one of per playthrough.

Is Patches a villain? ›

Type of Villain

Patches the Spider is an antagonistic vendor NCP in Bloodborne. He is a spider-like monster that loyally serves and worships Amygdala.

Is Patches the same person in every game? ›

From his very first appearance, right up to his most recent one in Elden Ring, Patches is portrayed as a cunning, cowardly trickster, always looking for ways to fool the player. Even though each iteration is slightly different, all share these same traits and are very obviously the same person.

Where does Patches go after you spare him? ›

If players choose to spare Patches, then they will potentially have more encounters with him later in the game. The immediate effect of sparing Patches in Elden Ring turns him into a merchant that players can use at Murkwater Cave and other locations.

Should I have not killed Patches? ›

In short, no, you shouldn't kill Patches in Elden Ring. Killing him will reward you with a +7 Spear and a set of Leather Armor, which could potentially be useful to you depending on how you've built your character to that point.

What is the reward of the Dung Eater quest? ›

Completing the Dung Eater questline will reward you with the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse, which is used to unlock an ending in Elden Ring. You can also claim the Omen armor set, which increases Omen Bairn damage. For some players, you may only be interested to know the Seedbed Curse locations.

Should I join Volcano Manor? ›

Should you join Volcano Manor in Elden Ring? Yes, if only to advance several quests and get access to Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. Despite the gravity of the murders you commit, there are no negative consequences – at least, none we've come across.

What happens if you don't patch? ›

Patch Management and software updates ensure your software is protected against bugs, hackers and other cyber threats that might arise. If you don't regularly update it, your software becomes vulnerable.

Why is Patches in every souls game? ›

Patches, alongside the Moonlight Greatsword, is just a reoccuring easter egg Fromsoft use kind of like a signature on most of their games. It's something to look forward to when playing a new one- Or in Sekiro's case, something to exclude as kind of a signifier that the game's vastly different from previous entries.

Where does Patches go after Murkwater? ›

After leaving Murkwater Cave, Patches takes up residence on the Scenic Isle in southern Liurnia. The small isle juts from the water just west of the telescope icon on the map, and Patches resides on the isle's southern tip.

Who killed Firelink Shrine Fire Keeper? ›

Question: Why is the Firelink Shrine Bonfire out? Answer: Lautrec killed the firekeeper causing the fire to go out. To relight the bonfire, we'll have to kill Lautrec in Anor Londo and interact with the firekeeper's corpse beneath the shrine.

Can you warp without the Lordvessel? ›

The warp option that uses flag 717 is a functional warp - this is used for allowing warping out of the Abyss (four kings arena) without the Lordvessel. 717 is enabled only when the player is standing on that arena' collision without the Lordvessel in their inventory.

Should I give the blacksmith the large ember? ›

The Large Ember can be given to Andre the Blacksmith to allow him to modify +5 normal weapons to +10, and +5 raw. Once you have picked up the Large Ember, proceed to Andre and he will ask you if he can have the Ember, answer yes.

What is the hardest main boss in ds3? ›

The Nameless King is considered by most to be the hardest Dark Souls 3 boss. Located at the Archdragon Peak, this boss appears after you ring the bell by the Great Belfry. This boss is fought in two phases, with one being while he rides a wyvern. Watch out for his piercing attacks while he is on foot.

Does dying matter in ds3? ›

But dying isn't really that bad.

And unlike in previous games, Dark Souls III doesn't punish you for repeated deaths with a steadily dwindling health bar. So the only thing you really lose are any Souls you've collected – Souls being the main currency in the game.

Who is the secret final boss in ds3? ›

Soul of Cinder is a Boss and is the Final Boss of Dark Souls 3.

Why can't I see pickle pee? ›

You can find Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum on the roof of the Firelink Shrine, after you have obtained the Tower Key from the Shrine Handmaid.

What is the secret in Firelink Shrine Dark Souls? ›

Firelink Shrine Tower

Take the first right after you enter Firelink Shrine, head up the staircase and walk outside. This leads to the Firelink Shrine Tower, but the door in is locked and inaccessible until you purchase the Tower Key from the Shrine Handmaid for 20,000 souls.

Where do I go first from Firelink Shrine? ›

Firelink Shrine Map

If you just started the game, your first trip should go to the Undead Burg. Although other areas are also early accessible from the Firelink Shrine, they contain dangerous foes and are best visited later.

Where do you go at the beginning of Dark Souls 3? ›

The Cemetery of Ash is the first area in Dark Souls 3. It's where you wake up and climb out of your grave. There are a lot of cannon fodder enemies to hone your skills on as you make your way through. This area's boss is Iudex Gundyr, who guards the door to Firelink Shrine.

How do I open Firelink Altar? ›

There is a locked stone door that blocks your path to the final area, the Kiln of the First Flame. To open it, you must offer the souls of Seath The Scaleless, The Bed Of Chaos, Gravelord Nito, and The Four Kings to the Lordvessel.

Do you need the tower key Dark Souls 3? ›

Actually yes the key is worth it. Even though you can do the tree glitch to get up there it only lets you access the crows, you need to open the door and get there as it holds a fire keeper soul and an estus ring which increases healing from estus use, not to mention it is an essential part of onion bros story.

Should I go up or down first Dark Souls? ›

Go up, not down

While it's worth exploring the opening area fully, because it's good to know just how mismatched you are against a quartet of scimitar-wielding skeletons, you'll find the Undead Burg above your camp a good starting point for your adventure.

Who is the first NPC in Firelink Shrine? ›

The Crestfallen Warrior is a Character in Dark Souls. He is the first NPC you will meet at Firelink Shrine. He has grown weary of the world and fears his hollowing is inevitable. When engaging in conversation with him, he will reveal useful information about the world and your objectives.

Do you link the first flame? ›

Link The First Flame

To get this ending, you need to kindle the bonfire after defeating the Soul of Cinder. Simply go up to the bonfire, and select "Yes". There are no pre requirements for this, and it's a basic ending.

What is the strongest start Dark Souls 3? ›

Warriors start with the highest strength stat out of any class. Thanks to their low attunement and caster-related stats, Warriors are the best choice for melee-focused builds.

What order should I go in Dark Souls? ›

  • Demon's Souls (2009) Released on February 5th, 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Demon's Souls is the one that started it all. ...
  • Dark Souls (2011) ...
  • Dark Souls II (2014) ...
  • Bloodborne (2015) ...
  • Dark Souls III (2016) ...
  • Dark Souls Remastered (2018) ...
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019) ...
  • Demon's Souls Remastered (2020)
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How do I save my Firelink Fire Keeper? ›

Use the black eye orb that you got off her corpse to invade the person who killed her. You'll get her firekeeper soul and can bring her back to life.

Where is Firelink Shrine Fire Keeper? ›

The Fire Keeper for Firelink Shrine, Anastacia, can be found beneath it, in a prison. You can't kill her directly, but if you free Knight Lautrec in the Undead Parish, he will later kill her after you ring both bells.

Where are the 4 Lord souls? ›

The last cave in the Tomb of the Giants
  • Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard from Seath the Scaleless.
  • Lord Soul from The Bed of Chaos.
  • Lord Soul from Gravelord Nito.
  • Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard from The Four Kings.
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Is Tower key worth getting? ›

It's worth the asking price, but you don't need to spend time grinding for Souls in the Cemetery of Ash and around Firelink Shrine so you can afford it right away, as there's nothing in there you need immediately.

How important is the Master Key Dark Souls? ›

One of the most useful keys in this list is the Master Key, which can be used to open a wide variety of doors. It is highly recommended that you take this item as your Gift at the start of the game. Remember that not all is always as it seems in Dark Souls.

Should I take the Master Key in Dark Souls? ›

However, given the choice, we recommend going for the Master Key. This will let you unlock most locked doors in Dark Souls, and also allows you to break the traditional path that most players use to finish the game in order to get something that'll see you through the first half of the game - the Crimson Set.


1. The Casul's Guide to Dark Souls 3 - Cemetery of Ash & Firelink Shrine
(Will MaX)
2. The Complete Guide To Dark Souls 3 - Cemetery of Ash, Iudex Gundyr, and Firelink Shrine
3. Part 1 - Cemetery of Ash & Firelink Shrine - Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough
4. Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Firelink Shrine Belltower (Part Eight)
(IGN Guides)
5. Dark Souls 3 - Get On Top of Firelink Shrine Without Tower Key - Early Ring and Estus Shard
6. How to do the Firelink Shrine Tree Jump Skip step by step (Dark Souls 3 2022)
(Archaeology Tube)


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